It was recorded onto my trusty Marantz tape recorder, mostly at my apartment in Yonkers NY, over the course of winter/spring 2002. I went on a long kayak ride in the northern seas and came back with the idea to make "Home Alone Inside My Head." I carried the tape recorder around wherever I went, and made these self-induced field recordings as they emerged from inside. The first song, "Sally Gal," is a fiddle tune that was first recorded by a Black fiddle player named Will Adam. Most of the other pieces were improvised/composed by myself with a couple other exceptions, including the track where I play along with some women singing; that one is a field recording of Ottawa Indians singing a melody that I had first heard in an old old Shape Note hymn.